Jul 18, 2011 11:00pm PDT
politicians. if he were here today he could be with jon stewart, he could be anybody, he uld be with stephen colbert and meet them eye to eye. that he was funny. how often have w seen a polician like that? not in a long time. >> rose: how do you think president obama's doing on those standards? >> well, i think the one thing he did care about, lincoln, originally, the emotional intelligence set of issues, i think he does have those. when you watch him around a table he makes sure everybody speaks, h listens to people with opposing advice. i think the thing you ve to learn when you get into the presidency is that a certain point you can't listen anymore. lincoln finally said "consensus can be paralyzing, you have to decide when to act." >> rose: wow. >> so that everyone around a table, for example, he debated emancipation for two months, three months, and everybody had different points of view. don't do it, do it, do it yesterday. he finally decided i'm making my mind up and issuing the emancipation proclamation. he goes to the cabinet and says "i don't want your ideas. i've made up my mind.
Jul 29, 2011 6:00am EDT
's for the boehner plan. that candidate is -- jon huntsman. >> before you get into it, listen to what he said on fox. >> we have to get on with this cancer that is -- has taken over this country. we need to cut it out, radiate it and excise it. the cancer has taken over the country. this begins the process. >> pro-boehner, is that what i heard? >> he is. we are told they are rolling the dice today. they still don't know where the votes are going to come from. five to 12 votes still missing even after all the wheeling and dealing yesterday. we are told the main thing that the conservatives want is a guarantee that a balanced budget would have to pass the senate. they asked for stuff like that because the leaders don't have earmarks to give away, anymore. now that guys ask for assignments and campaign help, it's a mess over there. >> mike, chuck todd explained that budget amendment as a poison pill. that's not going to pass, is it? >> no. no, a balanced budget amendment can't pass by itself, let alone everything else that is loaded on to. there was some word that cutting pell grants, need based educat
Jul 19, 2011 2:05am PDT
. >> hot pink nail polish on his toes. >> reporter: that jon stewart dubbed it toemageddon 2011. >> really? >> it's a big deal to see boys in pink because it's not the cultural convention. but it's nothing hardwired. boys are not innately aversive to pink, girls are not innately attracted to pink. >> nice to meet you. >> reporter: so along with greg we invited a few other dads whose sons have varied interests and preferences to start an open dialogue about the gender color wars. >> in a perfect world you had your choice, would you rather your son grabbing for the pink shirt or the blue shir >> i'd want him to go to the one he was drawn to. >> i follow my child's lead. because it's not really the point of what i like, it's the point what was my child likes. >> i prefer my child to choose blue. but if he wants to choose the pink shirt over the blue shirt, that's up to him. >> i think the reason parents are uncomfortable with putting boys in pink is frankly they think, it will make him gay. we're all -- people are still homophobic although i think it's chang